In Arezzo, during an evening event hosted by TV presenter Jo Squillo at the Sugar fashion store in Corso Italia, the 15 winning companies of the Premiere competition for the best interpretation of the bracelet theme were announced. There were three categories: creativity and design, creativity art and sculpture, creativity and peace, as well as a special mention from the jury.
The best expressions of Made in Italy manufacturing were awarded at the 31st edition of the Premiere competition. Creations that alternate between a wealth of details and the minimalist simplicity of shapes, with the power of symbolic content. For the Creativity and Design category: Leonardo Gioielli by L'Immagine, Maria De Toni, Mosca Guido, Veneroso, Alunno&Co; for the Creativity, Art and Sculpture category: Arcadia Gioielli, Femar, Loto Preziosi, Gobi Preziosi and Anima; for the Creativity and Peace category: Graziella Group, Orolò, Unoaerre Industries, Giordini. The honourable mention went to Rial.
NEW BRACELET TRENDS: A SYMBOL OF UNBREAKABLE BONDS AND PEACE
From charm bracelets to chains, from rigid bands to wristbands, from multi-strand bracelets to so-called ‘handkissing’ bracelets that wrap around the back of the hand and encircle the fingers. Première brought 58 companies into the competition, each with their own interpretation of that quintessential symbol of infinity and unbreakable bonds: the bracelet. A showcase for the latest trends in the Art of Manufacturing, expressing the creativity and technical skill of jewellery production. What emerges is enormous stylistic freedom that embraces the most varied shapes, colours and shades and texture combinations, such as mirror polishing or interwoven gold and black. But also taking chromatic inspiration from the greatest works of art. Chosen by Beppe Angiolini, Honorary President of the National Chamber of Fashion Buyers and Art Director of Oroarezzo, to celebrate the physical return of Oroarezzo, the bracelet is also a reminder of the universal message of peace and unity for which the 2022 edition of the event is a mouthpiece.
The jury, chaired by Beppe Angiolini and made up of journalist, writer and podcaster Mariella Milani, Rai 1 fashion journalist Paola Cacianti, stylists Eva Cavalli, Ermanno Scervino and Monica Sarti, Laura Inghirami, founder of Donna Jewel, and, of course, Jo Squillo, examined the jewels, displayed in a special installation at Oroarezzo.
CREATIVITY AND DESIGN CATEGORY
LEONARDO GIOIELLI BY L’IMMAGINE: Slave bracelet in polished sheet metal with resin inserts replicating mother-of-pearl.
MARIA DE TONI: "SAMPIETRINI" slave collection, the cubed finish recalls the typical cobble stones of Roman tradition in St. Peter's Square.
MOSCA GUIDO: Rigid bracelet wrapped in yellow and black diamond-coated wire.
VENEROSO: "Zeus" conveys all the aesthetic strength and character of the collection while its luminosity enhances and emphasizes the sculptural lines.
ALUNNO & CO:"ORIGAMI" aims to celebrate beauty, freedom and rebirth. Light is the protagonist that crosses the bracelet’s colours and transparencies, making its soul shine.
CREATIVITY, ART AND SCULPTURE
ARCADIA GIOIELLI:"VENERE", a bracelet inspired by Botticelli's Venus with references to the famous shell, and the colours used by the maestro.
FEMAR:"GILDED GLAMOUR" is a soft and considerably large bracelet made up of 56 scaled elements; semi-precious stones are mounted at the end of the pivoting.
LOTO PREZIOSI: A rigid bracelet made with 18-carat gold diamond-coated wires - "Milleluci" collection.
GOBI PREZIOSI:"ROCK" is a slave bracelet that combines soft and sensual lines with rigid and extremely solid ones; a bangle for determined women with a Rock soul.
ANIMA: A bracelet that doesn't go unnoticed. A jewel that reveals its soul when worn: decisive and modern but also romantic, multifaceted and full of chiaroscuro.
CREATIVITY AND PEACE
GRAZIELLA GROUP: "Dream" - We have a dream...originating from the same root, we transform, we find and accept each other, we embrace, creating an indissoluble union
OROLO’: HELIOS bracelet – a splendour of light from the 'Glam flex gold' line. 42 chains, each consisting of 24 ultra-thin wires.
UNOAERRE INDUSTRIES: "Pace e tanto amore" - profiled hearts reflect the light of love, stones of different colours and shapes represent the flag of peace
GIORDINI: Golden weaving and hugs to symbolise peace. Red as a symbol of love.
THE JURY’S SPECIAL MENTION
RIAL: Bracelet with intertwined knurled wires, set with multifaceted semi-precious iolite, blue topaz and rhodolite stones